Abu Dhabi: construction worker receives compensation of MAD 500,000 after fall from height – News


A construction worker, who suffered multiple bodily fractures, especially to the spine after falling from a height, received Dh500,000 in compensation for his injuries.

The Abu Dhabi Civil Court of First Instance ordered the construction company that employed the 38-year-old Asian man to pay him the money as compensation for the physical, moral and material damages he suffered.

Official court documents said the man was on duty at a construction site in Abu Dhabi when he accidentally fell from a height of 10 meters and landed on the ground.

He was immediately transferred to the emergency department of a hospital, where he was treated after suffering serious injuries.

A medical report said the worker suffered multiple fractures in his body, including the cervical and dorsal vertebrae or spine and could no longer perform his duties.

Ten days after the incident, the Asian was sent back to his home country for further treatment. However, his employer did not pay him his contributions.

The worker’s lawyer had filed a complaint against the company on his behalf.

The lawyer claimed 5 million dirhams for the physical, moral and material damages suffered by his client as a result of the fall from a height of 10 meters.

He said the man was his family’s sole provider, but due to injuries that severely affected his spine, he was unable to work or do anything on his own.

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The lawyer said the criminal court previously convicted and fined the construction company after being found guilty of negligence and breach of safety measures at the construction site, which caused the worker to fall .

After hearing all the parties, the judge of the civil court decided that the company paid the worker 500,000 Dh in compensation for injuries.

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with a strong attachment to family and great values ​​for humanity. He has practiced journalism in the UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country’s parliament (FNC) and crimes including Abu Dhabi police, prosecution and courts. He also reports on important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in stories of human interest. When he is no longer in office, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi because he wants to see his compatriots happy. Exercising and reading are part of her free time.



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